- From the ESPN Giants page:
2005 Team LeadersI'm not a big fan of OPS, because taking the extra two seconds to write BA/OBP/SLG tells much more about a player. Still, OPS is good for the quick and dirty, and perfect in situations like this. For the few of you unfamiliar with OPS, all you need to know is that "Trespassers Will Be Shot" is a more encouraging sign than "Pedro Feliz, .816 OPS, Team Leader".
Team leader with .816 OPS
- Jeff Fassero: Still pitching well. Me: Still not buying it. Loving it while it's happening, though.
- Not to toot my own horn, but toooooot tooooooooooot. I predicted Tyler Walker's success as a reliever here, and stuck with the guy through some tough times. He still has a wild streak and still isn't striking a ton of people out, but he's looking good as a stopgap closer. I hate tooting my own horn, but toooooooot toooooooooot. Now, I'll answer some questions from the peanut gallery. Uh, yes, you with the hat.
Some Guy: Didn't you also hope the Giants would sign Raul Mondesi, exclaim that you'd rather put Ron Perranoski on a pitching staff over Joe Nathan, and once write that a 2004 lineup of Durham/Aurilia /Bonds/Alfonzo /Cruz/Linden/Torcato/Torrealba was a potential "juggernaut"?Uh, I'm pretty sure I never wrote those exact words about Joe Nathan. It was Jeff Juden, not Perranoski. Next question. You, with the moustache.Some Other Guy: So, other than making a bold claim about Walker, which still has a whole lot of time to be proven horribly wrong, can you think of one thing you've predicted that would impress me? One thing.This interview is over.